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M. Carey Thomas

  • ... in intellect there is no sex.

    • M. Carey Thomas,
    • in Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan Brownell Anthony, and Ida Husted Harper, History of Woman Suffrage ()
  • I wish the air were pure oxygen, and then as it says in our chemistry book, our life would sweep through its fevered burning course in a few hours and we would live in a perfect delirium of excitement and would die vibrating with passion, for anything would be better than this lazy sluggish life.

    • M. Carey Thomas,
    • in Edith Finch, Carey Thomas of Bryn Mawr ()
  • I remember praying about it, and begging God that if it were true that because I was a girl I could not successfully master Greek and go to college and understand things to kill me at once, as I could not bear to live in such an unjust world.

    • M. Carey Thomas,
    • in Barbara M. Cross, ed., The Educated Woman in America ()
  • Before I myself went to college I had never seen but one college woman. I had heard that such a woman was staying at the house of an acquaintance. I went to see her with fear. Even if she had appeared in hoofs and horns I was determined to go to college all the same. But it was a relief to find this Vassar graduate tall and handsome and dressed like other women.

    • M. Carey Thomas,
    • in Barbara M. Cross, ed., The Educated Woman in America ()

M. Carey Thomas, U.S. educator, suffragist, Bryn Mawr college president

(1857 - 1935)

Full name: Martha Carey Thomas.